Driving licence fees set to fall
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 12:30
Good news for drivers
The government have announced that the price for renewing or applying for a driving licence are set to fall, following a public consultation.
The reduction is set to be up to 32% for digital transactions and 15% for paper applications – this would see the fee drop from £50 to £34 for those applying for their first licence, with those who are renewing their licence seeing a drop from £20 to £14. All driver tachograph cards would also fall from £38 to £32.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander said: “I have been working hard to drive savings across the whole public sector […] What the DVLA have shown today is that you can do more for less.”
Transport Minister Claire Perry said: “The cost of driving can be significant, especially for new drivers. I’m pleased to say that we are planning to save drivers £18m a year by cutting licence fees, thanks to the DVLA making significant savings to their running costs.”